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SelectUSA Investment Summit Spotlight: Workforce Development

June 14, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration Tradeology blog
By Peggy Philbin, Deputy Executive Director and Cheif Operating Officer for SelectUSA

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A Versatile Tool for Creating Energy Efficient Homes

June 14, 2016

Guest blog post by Hunter Fanney, Senior Research Scientist in NIST’s Engineering Laboratory
Just over five years ago, we were on the verge of starting construction on a unique addition to the ​NIST Gaithersburg, Md., campus, the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF). My vision for the facility—a beautiful-looking house that’s really a high-tech laboratory—was that it would provide insight and lessons that would help us design more efficient and healthier next-generation single family homes.

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Email from Valerie Jarrett: Join in the United State of Women Summit

June 14, 2016

Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett sent the below message to the White House email list to invite people to join in the first United State of Women Summit. Didn't get the message? Sign up for updates here.

Here's why we're talking about the #StateofWomen today:

Women are increasingly serving as leaders throughout industry, civil society, and government -- but we know that we cannot rest until we tackle the critical issues that still prevent women and girls from reaching their true potential.

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Follow Along: The United State of Women

June 14, 2016

The United State of Women Summit is rallying all of us together to celebrate what women and girls have achieved, and how we are taking action to move forward. Covering key gender equality issues, we hope to make a powerful difference in our collective future.

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International Economic Development Council Partners with SelectUSA

June 13, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology Blog.
Guest blog post by Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM, 2016 Chair of the International Economic Development Council, and the President and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership in Richmond, Virginia.

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Email from Alonzo Mourning: How organ donation saved my life

June 13, 2016

NBA Champion Alonzo Mourning sent the following message to the White House email list to discuss the vital importance of organ donation. Didn't get the message? Sign up for email updates here.

During my basketball career, I won the NBA Finals and an Olympic Gold Medal. I thought I was strong enough to take on anything that came my way -- that there was nothing I couldn't just put some ice on and play through.

Then, in 2001 I was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney disease called focal glomerulosclerosis and was told that I needed a kidney transplant.

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Saving Lives and Giving Hope by Reducing the Organ Waiting List

June 13, 2016

America’s progress in science and technology has countless revolutionary discoveries within our reach... New breakthroughs in treating cancer and ending the wait for organ transplants… That’s some of what America can do.

President Obama, May 19, 2016

PATIENT STORIES   |   COMMITMENTS   |   ENGAGE

Why We Must Reduce the Organ Waiting List

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses State of Innovation and Manufacturing in Detroit

June 13, 2016

On June 3, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Detroit, Michigan to discuss the state of innovation and manufacturing in Michigan with several local companies, including Shinola, GM, Mcity, and Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT).

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President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

June 12, 2016

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Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder -- a horrific massacre -- of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate. And as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people.

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Weekly Address: Addressing Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis

June 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, President Obama discussed the crippling economic crisis harming 3.5 million Americans in Puerto Rico. Today, the island is spending over a third of its tax revenue on debt payments – and on July 1, Puerto Rico is facing another $2 billion in debt payments that it cannot make. The President said the only way for Puerto Rico to overcome this crisis is by restructuring its debt and finding a sustainable path toward growth and opportunity for its people.

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